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You’ve heard about the school that’s just right for you. What next? What can you do with your application that will make you a certainty for the short list?
If you need some inspiration on what to include in your teaching CV and cover letter, here are our helpful guides – just remember not to copy them as exact templates.
Cover letter example:
Dear Ms Name,
As a [newly-qualified/experienced] teacher with [number] years experience in a [primary/secondary] school setting, I feel I would be well-suited for the role of [job title] at [name of school]. Please find my CV attached.
The nature of my work in education has prepared me for this position. My interest in […] stimulated me to lead a project on […] My role here was to […]. As part of this, I had to liaise with […] meaning that I have developed skills in […]. I faced some challenges along the way, such as […] and overcame them by […]. The impact of the project overall was […]. This was measured by/ has been evidenced in […].
In addition, I have successfully employed a […] approach/ strategy when teaching and found that this led to many positive student outcomes, such as […]. A key part of my career is helping students reach their potential, which I work towards by focusing on […] when teaching.
As shown by my experience in schools, I am enthusiastic about education and always strive to do the best for my students. I am able to take on responsibility for learning and have experience of successfully managing a class. I also have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make a success of this role.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you in future.